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McKinleyville to study zoning changes

McKinleyville to study zoning changes

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will hold a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed land-use zoning changes in McKinleyville. A venue for the special meeting had not been determined before the Union went to press. The committee discussed the zoning changes at

Arcata’s 2018 Water Line Replacement Project starts Wednesday, Dec. 5

City of Arcata ARCATA – The 2018 Water Line Replacement Project begins Wednesday, Dec. 5. The City of Arcata has contracted with RAO Construction Co. for this project, and their work will involve the replacement of water mains and water service connections at various locations throughout the City. The project includes, but is not limited

APD warns: Don’t get Grinched by delivery thieves

Arcata Police Department ARCATA – Did you know that there is a real life Grinch? Right now there are Grinches trying to steal Christmas from the good folks of Arcata. Recently, UPS and FedEx drivers report being followed by ne’er-do-wells watching for unsupervised packages left on door steps. Be alert, citizens of Whoville, and make

Bar liquor license revocation appeal pending as suspects separately face trial

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SACRAMENTO/ARCATA  – The director of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency has adopted an administrative law judge’s proposed decisions that liquor licenses for The Sidelines and Toby and Jack’s bars be revoked. The revocations had been recommended by Judge Alberto Roldan in twin decisions issued Nov. 2. His

Arcata Fire sees huge drop in volunteer firefighters

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – The chief of the Arcata Fire Protection District (AFD) has named recruitment of volunteer firefighters as a major challenge, as their numbers have dropped sharply over the years. District Chief Justin McDonald is president of the Humboldt County Fire Chiefs’ Association, whose annual report was released earlier this

Fishermen sue Big Oil over closures

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – West Coast fishermen are fighting the oil and gas industry, accusing 30 fossil fuel companies of advancing climate change and causing a series of Dungeness crab closures. Filed on Nov. 14 in California State Superior Court in San Francisco by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, the

Man shot in leg this morning in Arcata

  Mad River Union ARCATA – A young man was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being shot in the leg during a dispute at an apartment on Heather Lane in Arcata. The man’s injuries are non-life threatening. Several males were in a dispute when the shooting occurred shortly after 8 a.m. The incident resulted

Arcata Police Log: Hark! The howled derangels sing – ‘tis the season to be yelly

• Tuesday, November 6 Three grade school-age children walked along Stewart Avenue with a boom box blaring racial slurs. 7 p.m. A behoodied man with issues strode up and down Alliance Road at 27th Street, yell-yammering at passersby. • Wednesday, November 7 1:48 a.m. A man on Sunset Avenue carried on the yammerelling tradition. 2:06